The Right to Great Stories: Celebrating the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award
September 30 at 5pm
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award was created in 2002 by the Swedish government to promote every child’s right to great stories. This global award is given annually to a person or organization for their outstanding contribution to children’s and young adult literature. With a prize of five million Swedish kronor, it is the largest award of its kind. Above all else, it highlights the importance of reading, today and for future generations. Join us for a fascinating conversation with two of this year’s Canadian Nominees, Deborah Ellis and Eric Walters, to explore their work beyond the pages of their writing as well as how vital access to books and stories are for every child.
“Everything great that ever happened in this world happened first in somebody’s imagination. Children create miracles when they read” – Astrid Lindgren
Event panelists include Maria Lassén-Seger and Christina Wahldén.
Date & Time: September 30 at 5pm ET
Where: Fleck Dance Theatre
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass
*This event will be followed by a book signing
This event is supported by the Swedish Embassy and the Ontario Arts Council.
TIFA Kids is generously supported by Gail and Mark Appel.
The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award appears as part of Nordic Bridges 2022.